Experienced Intelligence Expert Named Faculty of the Year

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Henley-Putnam University is honored to announce that Mr. David Haag is the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Excellence Award.

Henley-Putnam’s security, counterterrorism, and intelligence studies students nominating Professor Haag for this award emphasize his ability to consistently challenge them to achieve and succeed in their academic endeavors. His students note that he motivates them, sets up courses in an efficient and effective manner, and advises them concerning potential professional opportunities within the field.

One of Professor Haag’s students states that “Mr. Haag is very knowledgeable and does a great job of explaining different concepts in class,” and another says that he “continues to challenge me and gives valuable constructive criticism.” These qualities are hallmarks of an exemplary faculty member who meaningfully reaches and impacts the lives of students.

The Provost of Academics, Dr. Amy DiMaio, describes Professor Haag as, “an active contributor to the University community in the courses he teaches, the significant and meaningful course improvements he implements, and the time he devotes to supporting, guiding, and mentoring his students.” Furthermore, “he supports the University by providing community outreach in addition to instructing, guiding, and working one on one with students. Professor Haag embodies the mission at the heart of Henley-Putnam University through all he does to promote academic and professional excellence in his work with its students.”

David Haag has been a professor with Henley-Putnam University since 2009. He is a retired Foreign Service Supervisory Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State, who now does security consulting with the State Department and the private sector. During his almost twenty-four years with DSS, Mr. Haag served as a Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the American Embassies in Mexico City, Canberra, Australia, Kingston, Jamaica and Budapest, Hungary. Domestic assignments included tours on the Secretary of State’s protective detail, mobile training team leader, counterintelligence division section chief for Eastern Europe, and Regional Director for DSS International Programs in the Western Hemisphere, where he was responsible for more that 100 RSOs and 65 posts in the region. Prior to joining DSS, Mr. Haag worked for almost seven years with the FBI as an intelligence analyst and legal analyst and holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and an undergraduate degree in History from Dickinson College.

Nominations made by both students and members of Henley-Putnam University’s Academic Affairs Administration determine the annual recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award. Academic Affairs Administration reviews all nominations received for the award, focusing on the distinguishing contributions of the nominees, their length of service with the University, types of service within the University, and other notable contributions or achievements, especially as those contributions relate to the University mission and institutional learning outcomes. The Award is decided by a vote, and the winner receives a certificate acknowledging this award.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
Henley-Putnam University delivers vital strategic security information and knowledge via an ideal platform for today’s non-traditional students: through 100% online, accredited courses available 24/7, taught by innovative faculty with real-world intelligence and security experience as well as top-notch academic credentials.

Henley-Putnam runs a new section of its 154+ courses every single month: no wait lists, no requirements to meet at set times, no limitations on learning. Classes are small, and most are taught by operationally-experienced security and intelligence community practitioners. The courses are rigorous, interesting, and relevant. Student surveys of Henley-Putnam graduates consistently show 98-99% satisfaction with its programs, customer service, and academic instruction. BS, MS, and doctoral level degrees, as well as certificates, are available.

Each certificate and degree offered by Henley-Putnam relates directly to careers in intelligence management, counterterrorism, law enforcement, corporate security, military intelligence, and homeland security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; many different certificate programs at the BS and MS level, and even foreign language courses.

For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising (at) Henley-Putnam (dot) edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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